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Drawing Skills and Techniques

Course Description

This course will give you an opportunity to learn a range of drawing skills and techniques. If you are a complete beginner or you have done some drawing before and want to improve your skills, then this is the course for you. Sessions will include techniques in perspective, observational still life, landscape composition, portraiture and landscape, using a range of drawing materials and media. There is also an opportunity to draw in a museum setting if this is possible.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

The course is unaccredited; you do not need any qualifications to join but just a willingness to learn. You are welcome if you have little experience of drawing or have done some drawing before but want to continue to develop your skills and continue to improve. The course is flexible and can take into account individual, as well as group needs and is also a good option for those who want to use drawing as a tool to underpin and help develop your ideas and work on other course you may be studying.

Course Content

All levels and abilities are welcome, including beginners, those who may not have done any drawing for a long time, as well as those with more experience. For more experienced practitioners, there are more advanced set drawing exercises to study and there is also a project option available from which you can further focus and enhance your drawing practice.

In this course you will use drawing materials and techniques to further improve your skills. As part of the course programme, you will be shown and taught how to explore using charcoal, wet and dry drawing media including ink and pencil. You will practice and learn a range of traditional and non-traditional techniques which you can use during the sessions and when drawing outside the class. The course enables you to consolidate your drawing skills, develop your own ideas and produce work involving more complex compositions. For those who are at an even more advanced level, project options are available to focus your ideas as well as more advanced drawing exercises to work on and practice.

By the end of the course you will be able to; Draw a perspective landscape scene, Draw a correctly proportioned portrait, Draw a still life composition and or landscape composition, and Evaluate and analyse the success of your own and others work.

Drawing is complex and it requires time to develop your skills. This course gives you an opportunity to consolidate your skills throughout the year, giving you confidence to progress and develop through a staged approach

Teaching and Learning Methods

The teacher will introduce different techniques and you will learn by applying these drawing techniques in a variety of contexts including looking at how some artists have and use drawing to create different types of work. There will be ample opportunities for you to draw while the tutor works with the group, as well as with you on a one-to-one basis, to help you improve your drawing through practice and discussion. Basic resources are provided within each lesson including handouts to support learning and the course materials are also available online. Each 10-week course usually includes at least one museum visit where you will be taught how to draw from museum objects. No work outside the sessions is required. However, the college has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year. Your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged. While there is no formal homework, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, or websites and books for you to use to enrich your study.

A selection of drawing Resources you swill be able to access is available for students on our online learning platform, office 365.

Independent Learning

No work outside the sessions is required. However, the college has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year. Your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged.While there is no formal homework; your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, or websites and books for you to use to enrich your study.

Assessment

There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor and in written form at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
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